Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Morgan Griffith on the Crooked Road

This web site officially thanks U.S. Representative Morgan Griffith (R-VA-9) for e-mailing this statement:

"On March 14, 2013, The Crooked Road: Virginia's Heritage Music Trail announced that it is suspending its efforts to designate the Crooked Road as an NHA. I respect the organization's decision to discontinue its efforts to seek an NHA designation. It was never the intent to have any local jurisdiction placed into an NHA without its approval. No matter what you think about NHA, the Crooked Road has been and will continue to be a great asset to our area. It provides a good opportunity for folks to visit numerous sites that embrace our musical heritage across the district. As I have previously stated, I do not support any legislation that does not respect the private property rights of individuals."

For those who've not been following the story, "NHA" is "National Heritage Area"--a theoretically nice, but unsustainable, scheme for basically converting masses of private homes and farms into national parks. This web site opposes all such schemes.

However, this web site seconds our Congressman's opinion of The Crooked Road as a cooperative marketing effort...as long as The Crooked Road sticks to the straight and narrow path, and markets what we have without caving in to pressure to destroy it.